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The Chicago Blackhawks headed to the White House to celebrate their third Stanley Cup in six years while being fresh off a win and Panarin’s first hat trick. With the tag-team Kane and Panarin it is no wonder why the Blackhawks are dominating the scoring front and are right back up at first place.

A Hat Trick for Panarin

That’s right! In last night’s win over the Rangers, Artemi Panarin scored his first hat trick! When asked about Panarin, Coach Joel Quenneville stated, “He’s been great for us. The consistency, the contribution to that line, the power play, the puck possession game, the offense from day one. He’s been fun to watch. He’s enjoying himself here.”

Truer words have never been spoken. Panarin played with the KHL for Saint Petersburg last season and wasn’t a part of the Blackhawks’s Cup winner, but he is a leading charge for them this season. With his first hat trick last night, Panarin is also the first rookie to reach 20 goals this season, which gives him 57 points in 59 games so far this season—he’s shaping up to be the next Patrick Kane at this rate (both of which are dominating the game lately). Artemi Panarin just can’t stop scoring and, quite frankly, we’d like to keep it that way.

Penalties and the Right Shots

Andrew Desjardins and Andrew Shaw both scored while Corey Crawford made 31 saves to help lift the Blackhawks to victory over the Rangers (their first loss at home in 11 games) even after losing their 2 goal lead. In the third period, Kevin Hayes, Derick Brassard and Dan Boyle all scored for New York bringing them from a 2-0 deficit to a 3-2 lead. Shaw tied the game at 3 with a shot in close off a set up by Teuvo Teravainen on the power play.

With 3:30 left to play, Rangers’ defenseman Keith Yandle received a penalty for holding Jonathan Toews behind the net. They were even more mad when a mere 30 seconds later, Kane found Panarin coming down the middle for a slam dunk against Henrik Lundqvist in close. With that goal, Panarin added his 22nd goal of the season into an empty net with only 1:11 to go. After that, Lundqvist was beyond annoyed that he yelled at the officials as they skated off the ice after the game. Sorry Lundqvist, you can’t win them all!

Now, after their 5-3 win against the New York Rangers, the Chicago Blackhawks went to visit the President at the White House in honor of their 2015 Stanley Cup Championship. Did you get to see it?

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